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Mount Hood/South Side (Palmer Glacier)

Meet at climbers Registration 1:00 am
Started hiking at 1:30am
Party size of 11 with 3 on skis
Stashed skis at top of Palmer Lift
A fresh breeze all the way up.
Reached summit at 8:30 am via Pearly Gates left shoot.
Put crampons on just below Devils Kitchen
Roped up at Devils Kitchen but not needed, snow was soft and made good steps.
Hiked up to Hogs Back and got in line. There were a lot of climbers on the mountain, Hundreds.
Took turns going up the shoot on the Pearly Gates- 5 up 5 down. Some were using two tools but easy walk with one axe.
Decent was good with long glissade on upper mountain.
Good day.

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